First Things First Holds Success Ready Event To Prepare Teens For The Workforce

Monday, May 21, 2018

First Things First will present Success Ready for a third year in a row on May 31 - June 1.

"Success Ready is designed to provide teens with resources and tools that are useful for relationships and will prepare them for success as they enter the workforce," officials said.  "Success Ready began in response to a noticeable gap in career readiness education for teens, especially when it came to relationship dynamics in the workplace."

“The job market is becoming increasingly competitive,” says Julie Baumgardner, president and CEO of First Things First.

“The sooner we can give our teens tools that will prepare them to be successful in the job market, the better.”

On the first day of the event, First Things First staff works with local professionals to teach attendees lifelong skills, such as making a good first impression and how to communicate effectively. They will also discuss how to be prepared for an interview, write a resume and manage conflict in the workplace. 

"The second day, June 1, will consist of a job fair with a variety of local businesses willing and ready to hire for summer jobs," officials said.

Success Ready will take place at the Chattanooga State Community College, 4501 Amnicola Hwy.  Those interested in attending can reserve their spot at firstthings.org/success-ready. The cost is  $5 and lunch will be provided.



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